Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donations made to University of the Western Cape

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_W._Mellon_Foundation
Facebook username MellonFoundation
LinkedIn username the-andrew-w--mellon-foundation
Websitehttps://mellon.org/
Donations URLhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/
Twitter usernamemellonfdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://mellon.org/about/mission/
Grant application process pagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grantmaking-policies-and-guidelines/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/mellon-foundation

Brief history: https://mellon.org/about/history/

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: https://mellon.org/programs/

Full donor page for donor Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of the Western Cape in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of the Western Cape

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 40 307,000 394,432 6,000 45,000 100,000 150,000 210,000 307,000 400,000 500,000 652,000 889,000 1,159,000
Diversity 7 100,000 126,831 6,000 6,000 22,500 62,000 62,000 100,000 110,000 110,000 187,320 400,000 400,000
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 28 380,000 471,946 17,400 68,000 200,000 215,000 307,000 380,000 543,000 652,000 742,000 1,000,000 1,159,000
Other 5 450,000 335,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 150,000 150,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2002 1994 1992 1991 1990 1988
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (filter this donor) 28 13,214,477.00 957,000.00 3,145,000.00 1,686,000.00 1,693,077.00 1,886,000.00 600,000.00 705,000.00 300,000.00 200,000.00 700,000.00 760,000.00 17,400.00 200,000.00 215,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other (filter this donor) 5 1,675,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00
Diversity (filter this donor) 7 887,820.00 0.00 162,000.00 110,000.00 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 187,320.00 0.00 22,500.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 40 15,777,297.00 957,000.00 3,307,000.00 1,796,000.00 1,699,077.00 1,886,000.00 600,000.00 892,320.00 300,000.00 222,500.00 700,000.00 1,160,000.00 17,400.00 200,000.00 215,000.00 150,000.00 75,000.00 500,000.00 150,000.00 500,000.00 450,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (40 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 40)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
68,000.00352018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/1801-05339/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
889,000.0052018-09-06International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/1804-05751/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,159,000.0012017-12-07International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/1708-04688/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
930,000.0042017-12-07International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/1708-04690/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
100,000.00322017-10-18Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/1710-04932/-- Program name: Diversity.
658,000.0082017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31700713/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
398,000.00182017-09-11International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31700714/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
62,000.00362017-09-11Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31700700/-- Program name: Diversity.
1,143,000.0022016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31600701/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
110,000.00312016-09-15Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31600689/-- Program name: Diversity.
543,000.00122016-09-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31600706/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
599,077.00112015-12-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/41500689/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
742,000.0062015-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31500670/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
6,000.00402015-09-10Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31500662/-- Program name: Diversity.
307,000.00212015-09-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31500672/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
45,000.00372015-07-27International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31500108/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
652,000.0092014-12-04International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/41400684/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
234,000.00232014-12-04International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/41400688/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
1,000,000.0032014-03-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/11400660/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
600,000.00102013-10-03International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31300628/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
325,000.00202012-09-13International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/31200631/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
187,320.00282012-05-31Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/21200696/-- Program name: Diversity.
380,000.00192012-03-15International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/11200686/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
300,000.00222011-03-10International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/11100699/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
22,500.00382010-03-19Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/11000685/-- Program name: Diversity.
200,000.00262010-03-19International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/11000692/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
700,000.0072009-09-24International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/30900679/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
450,000.00152008-09-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/30800710/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
210,000.00252008-09-18International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/30800711/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
400,000.00172008-09-18Diversityhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/30800704/-- Program name: Diversity.
100,000.00322008-03-14International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/10800726/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
17,400.00392007-12-17International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/10800616/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
200,000.00262006-03-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/10600693/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
215,000.00242005-12-12International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/40500737/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
150,000.00292002-09-20International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/30200670/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
75,000.00341994-06-17Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/29400556/-- Program name: Other.
500,000.00131992-06-08Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/29200118/-- Program name: Other.
150,000.00291991-09-30Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/39100183/-- Program name: Other.
500,000.00131990-09-28Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/39000237/-- Program name: Other.
450,000.00151988-06-14Otherhttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-the-western-cape/28800067/-- Program name: Other.